Cycling Saved My Life
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Bikes: '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra, '78 Medici Pro Strada
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K' tape has gained a lot of popularity lately as it is seen on many elite athletes in competitions. It can provide support for a joint and that may well be the reason you are getting relief by using it on your knee. The jury on why it works and how well is still out in the medical and the training communities right now. Some doubters have tried to write it off as a placebo effect since the user saw it on an elite level athlete, I don't buy that my self. If it works for you that is great, please don't discount the fitting of your bike also. If your riding has helped you with the knee pain the bike probably fits you well and you may have left another exercise type that was aggravating your knee and the cycling is allowing you to strengthen the knee and its structure so it hurts less or has stopped hurting, and that is a great thing.
I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. Philippians 4:13
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